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6 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Give Sugar to your Dog

by Mariha Smith Manager
As much as we love having ice creams, chocolates, waffles and candy, our pets also tend to be attracted towards the sweets. Sweet foods and certain diets can harm your dog the same way it does affect the humans. 
 
Dogs need only a limited amount of sugar with certain food items. They need carbohydrates to live a healthy life. Also, some food items are bad for the immune system of your dogs as you can't give your dogs everything you eat including candies, ice creams, and chocolates. By giving them the sugar, you are putting your dog's health at risk in many ways which include:
 
Upset Stomach: If you don't want to clean up all the mess due to vomiting and diarrhea, it's best if you can avoid sugar from your dog diet. A small sugary treat may cause his upset stomach. Not all dog’s can consume and bear the effects of sugary food so it’s better if you can avoid adding sweetness in your pet’s food.
 
Toxicity: The most of the sweet foods contain caffeine and artificial sweetener Xylitol which can be toxic to your dogs. Both Chocolates and Xylitol are harmful to your pets. The excessive amount of sweetener can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, increased thirst, panting, excess urination and restlessness in pets. Xylitol is often found in baked food items which seem to be very toxic for your pet.
 
Cavities: The sugar grows the bacteria in the mouth of the dogs which may produce acid. It may cause the loss of minerals in the enamel, outer coating and cause the dental diseases. So, you should avoid sugar from their food.
 
Weight Gain: If you are constantly giving your dogs sugary food products, it may lead to weight gain. It can stress joints and trigger other problem areas. It may affect the quality living and life of your dog causing many diseases. Excess sugar may cause weight gain and overweight pets may fall ill more often.
 
Metabolic Changes: Sugar leaves various effects on a human body by increasing secretion of insulin which may leave further effects on other hormones. It can change your immunity system and fat storage which will lead the obese pets. 
 
Diabetes: Sugar also lead to the continuous growth in the pet's weight gain. There's a chance of the Type II diabetes in pets. Insulin is a hormone which regulates the amount of glucose in the blood. Increased sugar consumption may increase the insulin level in your dog’s blood.
 
A small amount may not harm your furry friends but definitely, the excess consumption may lead to the serious disorders. Sugar that they consume through food allow their body function properly but some sugary dog treats aren't good for your dog. Nobody can help you to keep your pet free from the adverse effects of sweet food except herbal remedies for dogs where you will find no better way of improving their immunity and overall health affected by excess sugar food.

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About Mariha Smith Freshman   Manager

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Created on Feb 15th 2018 03:38. Viewed 452 times.

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